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Tsushima Maru Requiem

Japan’s Untold WWII Tragedy of “Titanic” Proportions On August 22, 1944, at the height of World War II in the Pacific, the Japanese tramp steamer Tsushima Maru sailed out of the port of Naha, Okinawa, a 1,000 miles south of … Continue reading

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My Most Cherished Christmas

Memories from the Korean Front 1956 “Dear Diary,” This is the first Christmas that I’ve ever spent away from home and my family in Chicago, Illinois. So far it has been peaceful, thankfully for now any way. There’s an armistice … Continue reading

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“LOST HORIZON” FOUND!

The True Shangri-la Discovered in Remote China Story and photography by Dave Bartruff “Very well, then, we’ll be off to Shangri-La. Wherever and whatever it is, we’ll try it.” – Lost Horizon by James Hilton 1933 Lijiang, China: Countless readers … Continue reading

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MAKING ANTARCTIC DREAMS COME TRUE!

Story and photography by Dave Bartruff As I ventured out on deck of my expedition ship at the start of another exciting day at sea, I was nearly blinded by the brilliant blanket of snow that coated its deck from … Continue reading

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Half the World

Bisected by the Zayandeh River, Isfahan is today the showpiece of a nation slowly beginning to welcome Western visitors. Continue reading

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On Top of It!

Award-winning international photojournalist Dave Bartruff likes to keep on top of things. Like climbing to the top of Mount Rushmore to shoot photos for a story on the famed monument. Continue reading

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